Want to help your teams learn about mob and pair programming in less than 20 minutes? I do.

Do you like to Draw? Neither do I, but it is something that levels the playing field and we have all done to varying levels of success.

This game has you drawing Steven Tyler a handful of different times to show knowledge communication and team forming.


Outline/Structure of the Fast Games

  1. People are gathered into teams of 4 or 6
  2. (1 min) Individually on a 3x3 post-it draw what they think Steven Tyler looks like
  3. Share what that experience felt like as a group
  4. (1 min) People pair together to then draw Steven Tyler together on a larger post-it, alternating each person to draw 1 line at a time. They can only talk to one another
  5. Review and share experiences as a group
  6. (2 min) Teams draw Steven Tyler on an easel sized post-it, alternating each person to draw 1 line at a time. They can talk to their teams
  7. Review/Share each drawing and the experiences as a group

Learning Outcome

Get to experience how knowledge sharing is done when doing individual work versus paired programming versus mob programming. There is a time and place for each depending on the knowledge of the team and the individuals.

Sometimes new concepts are best learned as a mob, then begin implementing in pairs until folks are capable to deliver individually.

Target Audience

Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, Change Agents

Prerequisites for Attendees


schedule Submitted 3 years ago

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